Co-construction of the Good Food Strategy

Portfolio_SDS_Good FoodSDS was commissioned to carry out a participatory and co-construction process for the design of a new strategy on sustainable food and urban agriculture in the Brussels capital region. This work builds on that of consultations throughout the Employment-Environment Alliance, and various previous studies and research. Through a launching event and 6 co-construction workshops, SDS and Ecores are designing tools, methodologies (visioning and backstaging, participatory and co-creation methods, work in groups) and implementing them in order to build a strategy that fits the reality and needs of those first concerned by it.This project was carried out in partnership with Ecores.

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Client/Partner: Strategic Design Scenarios

Partner: Ecores

Funding authority: Bruxelles environnement


Social innovation in cities

Portfolio_SDS_CAP SIURBACT II (2007-2013) is a European exchange programme promoting sustainable and integrated urban development in line with the objectives of the   Europe   2020   strategy.   It   enables European   cities   to   work   together   and   to   develop   effective   and   sustainable   solutions   to   major   key   urban challenges. Each project brings together 6 to 12 cities or other partners during two to three years and focuses on a specific urban issue.

SDS carried out a study looking through experiences from cities taking part in URBACT programme and outside, which are exemplary in developing and promoting the use of social innovation in their governance. The project in particular seeks to provide readily available concrete information to support other cities which wish to follow similar approaches. The project used various online tools and methods such as an online questionnaire, online chat sessions and a blog. It also developed offline methodologies such as presentations, keynotes, speeches, roundtables to world cafes, living exhibitions, co-construction in groups of two and three.

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Client/Partner: Strategic Design Scenarios

Funding authority: URBACT


“Sustainable table” toolkit

Table durable entre voisinsThanks to a funding from the regional “Sustainable food” call for projects, the commune has launched the preparation, piloting and distribution of a kit for inhabitants to organize an evening event around the theme of sustainable food. The kit encompasses a methodological guide, 8 brochures on sustainable food, some kitchenware and tools, as well as the right to benefit from a coaching in cooking.

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Benchmarking study of existing systems for the disposal of tap water in restaurants

Within the scope of the implementation of the Plan for the management of water, the Region wished to offer tap water in Brussels’ restaurants. The study analysed approaches undertaken in a selection of EU countries (UK, France, Spain, Czech Republic and the Netherlands) as well as those already existing in Belgium in order to propose recommendations for the most suitable approach to be undertaken in Brussels.